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taphonomic (ˌtæfəˈnɒmɪk)  or taphonomical

Definitions

adjective

  1. (palaeontology) of or relating to the study of the processes affecting an organism after death that result in its fossilization

taphonomy (təˈfɒnəmɪ Pronunciation for taphonomy

Definitions

noun

  1. the study of the processes affecting an organism after death that result in its fossilization

Derived Forms

taphonomic (ˌtæfəˈnɒmɪk Pronunciation for taphonomic , ˌtaphoˈnomical adjective

Word Origin

C20: from Greek taphos grave + -nomy

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